Good Morning, Carson Valley: July 11

by Joey Crandall, joey@carsonvalleytimes.com · 1 min read

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — A Type III Sierra Front Incident Management Team headed by East Fork Battalion Chief Scott Fraser will assume command of the Farad Fire west of Reno near Verdi, Calif., this morning. As of last update Monday evening, the fire had burned 600 acres and was 5 percent contained. It has caused intermittent closures on I-80 as crews battle the blaze.

 

The Farad Fire is one of several fires currently burning in Western Nevada. The Draw Fire east of Fallon is the largest of the set at 21,000-plus acres.

It’ll continue to be hot, dry and windy in Carson Valley today with an afternoon high near 95 degrees and winds gusting up to 25 mph.

The Douglas County School Board of Trustees will consider the appointment of Joe Girdner as Douglas High’s new principal at its regular monthly meeting this afternoon. Girdner, a Douglas High grad himself, has been a vice principal at the school since 2014. The board will also consider the appointment of Mike Rechs to fill Girdner’s vice principal slot. The board meets at 3:30 p.m. at the Airport Training Center in Minden.

The Douglas County Public Library hosts Toddler Storytime at the Minden branch, 1625 Library Lane, at 10:30 a.m. today.

The library will also host a Lego build workshop from 3 to 4 p.m. Lego bricks and building materials will be provided by the library. Lego Build Tuesdays are for children ages four and up.

And the MindenFest Farmers Market on Esmeralda Avenue in Minden  runs every Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. There is live music every week, along with 15-20 vendors.

That’s a full lid for this morning. Take care out there and have a great day.

 

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